How Your Home Reflects Your Personality

Fri 12 Sep 2014

The colours you choose for your home decor can actually reveal quite a lot about your personality. Everyone wants to create the perfect home, and often the way you decorate it is an extension of your attitude and feelings. The design of your home can be an expression of yourself and build a story through the colours and styles that you choose. Our homes are our havens, so when it comes dow more

Good Schools can add £21k to a Property’s Value

Fri 29 Aug 2014

New research from Lloyds Bank has found that a top state secondary school can add around PS21,000 to the property prices in the surrounding area. Beaconsfield High School in Buckinghamshire has caused families to pay the highest premium ever to live there, with the average property price now standing at PS796,909. This is 154% more than the average house property value across the country. more

Top 4 Places to Retire to Abroad

Thu 07 Aug 2014

When it comes to retirement, no matter what age you may take it, you want to be able to live easily with a comfortable disposable income. Assuming they have worked in England most of your lives, I think it goes without saying that the vast majority of Brits dream of retiring somewhere in the sun, spending everyday laid on a beach with a pina colada The advances in air travel now make the w more

Properties in Cambridge Sell Faster Than Anywhere Else in the UK

Mon 21 Jul 2014

A new survey has found that houses in Cambridge sell faster than they do in any other part of the country. A house in Cambridge only takes 27 days to sell, in comparison to the UK average of 65 days. According to property site, Rightmove, houses in the Cambridge area are now selling 12 days faster than they were last spring. In London, regardless of the ever-increasing property prices, hous more

Drones Could Change House Viewings Forever

Thu 10 Jul 2014

Traditional viewings tend to involve house hunters being shown around a property that interests them by a representative from the property's estate agent. They walk around all the rooms of the house, and if they like what they see then they can arrange a second viewing for a closer inspection. Years ago, selling a house involved just putting a few pictures of the property in the window of more

Choosing the Best Flooring for Your Home

Thu 26 Jun 2014

If you have just moved into a new home or are renovating your existing home, then you may be re-doing your flooring. Choosing what flooring you want isn't as simple as finding the best looking product, there are lots of things to take into consideration. The floor is a key design element in any room, so you need to make sure you make the right decision based on style, location, budget and more

How to Delve into the History of Your Home

Wed 25 Jun 2014

However long you have lived in your home, unless you were the person to build it, it's going to have a history. Finding out what the history behind your house is can really make you feel part of a larger story and see your home in a different light. Researching your home doesn't have to be a long-winded and complicated task, it just takes a bit of thought and research. Here's how you more

UK Property Prices Boom with Growth at 4-Year High

Mon 23 Jun 2014

UK house price growth is at its fastest in 4 years, showing a 9.9% growth in the past year. The rise was a massive 18.7% in London and the South East, skewing the overall figure, while the rest of the country saw a less dramatic rise of 6.3%. The figures, released by the Office for National Statistics, illustrate the massive relative difference of the market in London, compared to cheaper p more

9 Ways to Make Extra Cash From Your Home

Thu 19 Jun 2014

1.     Rent a Room Scheme - up to PS4,250 per year Take in a lodger and make up to PS4,250 tax free with the rent a room scheme. Make sure you vet potential lodgers, asking for references and proof of income, and set up a lodger agreement so that everyone knows what's expected from the start. If you live in an area where you can charge more than PS4,250 per year, no more

What are the Main Reasons People Move House?

Thu 12 Jun 2014

Not too long ago it was the norm to only move once or twice in your entire lifetime, finding a home and staying put until you needed more or less space. These days, however, the average person moves around every six years or so. Moving can be long and stressful and take up a long of time and energy, so why do people do it? According to research carried out earlier this year, the main reason more